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Pamban bridge

Pamban rail bridge, an engineering marvel and India’s first cantilever bridge was the only source of connectivity to the holy town Rameshwaram till the year 1988. The need for rail connectivity between the main land and the island was felt in the late 1870s, when the East India Company, expanding its trade, decided to establish rail link between Danushkodi and Colombo. After feasibility study, a proposal on “Indo-Ceylon project” was sent to the British Parliament for building a rail bridge from Mandapam to Pamban and from Danushkodi to Thalaimannar at an estimated cost of Rs.299 lakh. The British Parliament rejected […]

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Monsoon drive 2014 ( Part -04)

Continuation of my previous post Monsoon drive 2014 [part-03] Day 3 ( July 13, 2014) Last and Longest drive day started at 7AM. Reached the NH 17 highway at Porovim and crossed Madgoan, Canacona. we stopped at the Pollem Beach (the last beach in Goa just before Karnataka) Entered Karnataka via Sadashighad en-routing via Anshi National Park, Kumbharwada, Joida to  Ganeshgudi and reached the Bison Valley Resort. 3PM: The meet ended here with a lunch! Bidding good bye to all the fellow riders, thanking HVK forum for organizing such a wonderful drive,we started our drive towards Chennai which is away […]

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Monsoon drive 2014 ( Part -03)

Continuation of my previous post Monsoon drive 2014 Day 2 ( July 12, 2014) Woke up little late in the morning after a tiresome ride yesterday. It continued raining. Walked out of the room and entered the cafeteria for coffee and breakfast. The Cafeteria Monsoon drive t-shirts are being distributed.. As the drive is scheduled to start only at noon, we decided to explore nearby around in the morning. The road.. Castlerock is a village in the Uttara Kannada (North Kanara) district Indian state of Karnataka, The town is located in the Western Ghats on the state’s border with Goa […]

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